I awoke in the middle of the night to water dripping off of our roof. That's a good thing. Last night was the first night for I'm guessing possibly 5 months, that it actually stayed above freezing. Spring is somewhere around that corner.
We know not to get too excited. The same reason people say that you should wait to plant outside until after Memorial day. I still plant before that because I just can't wait, but I know that there's a chance that there could be a hard freeze. Envision me running around my yard covering my plants with sheets. We do have some daffodails in our house, we just didn't grow them here.
Kyra has been chipping at the driveway. Hoping to clear it so she can ride her scooter around. We have the area right in front of the garage but the rest of it is still inches deep in ice. I admire her perseverance. I'll chop a few chops at the ice but I'm more of the... let it melt type of person; that and my arms tend to feel like they're being pulled out if I do too much. So I sit outside with her and chat. That's always nice too.
She tells me how warm it is, in her tank top, in the 44 degrees. She's working hard so she's warm. We talk about our spring fever, feeling the warm sun. ahhhhh...
Alec and Abbi have been playing more WoW again. Alec is now playing on a different realm with a different guild, as his guild broke up. He ended up taking a few months off thinking he was possibly done until the next expansion. He had applied to a new guild a couple of months ago but never heard anything. It was pretty frustrating for him. He sent e-mails and messages but nothing. He thought that maybe his age was a factor in not hearing anything back from them. Some guilds don't want to let in younger players, but he thought he had a chance since a former guildmate that is in the new guild said he'd put in a good word for him. This former guildmate/friend of his is in his mid 30's and is always telling Alec how mature he is and is so impressed with how well he plays the game. It's cool that Alec has different aged friends.
Anyway, a couple of months later, while we were in CA I got an e-mail and it said the former guildmate was trying to contact him and they wanted him in the guild (he tracked me from my myspace *g*). Alec is pretty psyched. Doing the end game raids is what he loves. Most of these raids are groups of 25 people and takes quite a bit of coordination, skill and communication between players.
Abbi is also playing WoW a bit again. She's raising a new character and it has different playability than her main character. She's been having a lot of fun playing the warrior/strong character. She also still does roleplaying here and there and writes everyday on different forums.
Another fun thing we've been doing is playing Crystal Chronicles. It's a multi-player game that you play with either a Gameboy SP or Gameboy Advance connected to the Gamecube. We've almost beaten the game now. 4 people can play together, but sometimes it's hard to coordinate everyone as one or another person will be doing something else. Alec is a champion at getting us all into the basement and coordinating our game play.
And speaking of that, he's waiting on me now... off to raise my magic skill so we can beat the boss!
Here's the opening scene... I LOVE the music :)